Flip on daytime television for 15 minutes and you're bound to see a woman with a mop or a dust rag during a commercial break. And while that stands as a pretty sexist approach to sell a Swiffer, it doesn't hold a candle to the misogyny at play in your typical ads from the '50s and '60s. Looking at this compilation of coffee commercials from that era, you'd think that just about the worst thing a woman could do is brew a bad cup of coffee. Equal parts humor and discomfort, this montage should serve as a reminder that whenever someone wishes to return to a "classic" American ideal, this is usually what he's talking about.
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